Hard drive speed - Does it make a difference?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by tonynz, Dec 7, 2008.

  1. tonynz macrumors member

    Oct 24, 2008
    Hey guys,

    I have a Macbook 2.0GHz and 1gig of RAM and wanting to upgrade to a bigger harddrive, I was wondering if it's worth upgrading to a 7200RPM harddrive from a 5400 RPM while I'm at it - will it make a dfference?
  2. Aea macrumors 6502a


    May 23, 2007
    Denver, Colorado
    7200 RPM drive will definitely be faster, but you're more likely limited by memory, I would upgrade that first (you'll probably notice a significant difference).
  3. StuBeck macrumors 6502

    May 6, 2008
    Wirth the new 7200 you'll definitely notice a difference, but I would upgrade to 2 gigs or more of ram while you're at it. Macs need just as much ram as other machines.

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